Background of my problem: I have used a Linksys BEFW11S4 Router for a couple of years with seldom a dropped connection after updated firmware for that router. I just puchased a new Dell M1210 laptop and the wireless connection was extremely slow...so a bit of research on forums suggested that I update my router. Again through research I determined the WRT54GL (v.1.1) to be a good router, so I bought it. Wireless connection is great with the new laptop, but the darn thing drops the internet connection almost every hour and I have to unplug and re-plug to get back my connection. This is using the wired desktop computer. I'm running windows xp on all machines. Router is plugged into desktop. Using DSL Modem...modem works fine outside of router...no drops. I have been talking with tech at Linksys 3 times...1st changed settings, then upgraded to new Firmware 4.30.5, then changed settings again (turned off router firewall, etc.)...nothing has changed. I'm wondering if this new router doesn't like my modem. I think I have an old modem OvisLink OV301R. Is this a possible cause? It's a rental so I could probably exchange it for a more updated modem. Would 3rd party firmware solve this kind of problem? Thanks for any help...I'm getting a little bit frustrated.